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"The 37's"

 
Episode Number17 U.S.S. Voyager lifts off
 U.S.S. Voyager lifts off
Production Number017 
Season
Stardate48975.1  (Calendar Year 2371) 
Original Airdate8/28/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeri Taylor & Brannon Braga 
DirectorJames L. Conway 
 
Synopsis
After atmospheric disturbances force the crew to land Voyager on this mysterious planet, Captain Janeway leads an away team in search of the source of the SOS to be an old Earth aircraft. Upon further investigation, the team finds a massive chamber containing eight Earthings in cryogenic units, one of which is Amelia Earhart. After releasing them from suspended animation, the Voyager crew comes under attack when a group of the planet's inhabitants mistake them for members of the Briori -- an alien race which abducted more than 300 people from Earth in 1937 and brought them to this planet as slaves. It's learned that over time, the slaves revolted and killed the aliens. The eight surviving "37's" became part of the planet's history and the cryogenic chamber was their shrine. Since then, the descendants of the original 300 cultivated the planet and created a home much like Earth. The crew of Voyager is invited to stay, and Janeway must face her greatest challenge as she allows each crew member the personal choice to stay behind and begin a life among these kindred humans.
 
Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Biggs-Dawson (Lt. B'Elanna Torres)
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lieutenant Tuvok)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
 
Guest Cast
Sharon Lawrence (Amelia Earhart)
David Graf (Fred Noonan)
James Saito (Japanese Soldier [Nogami])
Mel Wrinkler (Jack Hayes)
John Rubinstein (John Evansville)
Tom Virtue (Lt. Walter Baxter)
 
Notes
This episode was produced for the first season, but was held back to the second season.
Janeway notes that there are 152 crewmen on Voyager at this point.
This episode marks the first time a Federation Starship has successfully landed on a planet in any Star Trek series.
 

 

"Initiations"

 
Episode Number18 Chakotay and Kar
 Chakotay and Kar
Production Number018 
Season
Stardate49005.3 
Original Airdate9/4/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorRick Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
When First Officer Chakotay borrows a shuttlecraft to perform the Pakra, a solitary Indian ritual commemorating his father's death, he inadvertently drifts into Kazon-Ogla territory and becomes the target of a Kazon youth attempting to earn his Ogla warrior name by killing the Federation enemy. Striking back, Chakotay disarms and destroys the Kazon ship, but not before transporting the young boy named Kar aboard the shuttlecraft. Soon, the two are pulled via tractor beam aboard a larger Kazon vessel sent to investigate the explosion. Led by Razik and Haliz, the Kazon-Ogla hold Chakotay prisoner during which he learns that because Kar has failed in his first mission, he doesn't earn his name and is sentenced to die by Chakotay's hands. Meanwhile, fearing their missing comrade is in danger, the Voyager crew -- with Kes and Neelix providing their expertise on the Kazon -- sets out to find Chakotay.
 
Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Kar)
Patrick Kilpatrick (Jal Razik)
Tim de Zarn (Jal Haliz)
 
Notes
Aron Eisenberg also plays "Nog" on Deep Space Nine.
 

 

"Projections"

 
Episode Number19 Barclay and The Doctor
 Barclay and The Doctor
Production Number019 
Season
Stardate48892.1 
Original Airdate9/11/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorJonathan Frakes 
 
Synopsis
The Doctor receives information that Voyager has suffered a massive Kazon attack and that most of the crew has abandoned ship, so he ventures from Sickbay, via remote holo-projection system, to aid those still on board. Once he's on the ship's near-deserted bridge, The Doctor must determine what is and what is not reality. Much to his confusion and counter to his program, The Doctor shows human life signs when, during a struggle with a Kazon warrior, he experiences injury and pain. He meets Lieutenant Barclay, learns of Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, the holo-engineer who wrote his medical holographic program and amazingly, discovers that The Doctor has a wife -- Kes. He's in a state of disbelief when Barclay tells him he must destroy Voyager.
 
Guest Cast
Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reg Barclay)
 
Notes
Barclay was stationed at the Jupiter Station Holoprogramming Center after the Enterprise-D was destroyed at Veridian III (before being posted to the Enterprise-E).
 

 

"Elogium"

 
Episode Number20 Neelix and Kes prepare to mate
 Neelix and Kes prepare to mate
Production Number020 
Season
Stardate48921.3 
Original Airdate9/18/1995 
 
StoryJimmy Diggs & Steve J. Kay 
TeleplayKenneth Biller and Jeri Taylor 
DirectorRick Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
A swarm of aggressive space-dwelling lifeforms attach themselves to Voyager, creating an electrophoretic field. The occurence increases Kes' metabolic activity and accelerates her reproductive process, causing her to prematurely enter the elogium -- the time of life when Ocampa bodies become fertile. However, the elogium occurs only once, so if Kes is ever going to have a child, it must be immediately. Before making his decision whether or not he will father Kes' child, a bewildered Neelix seeks the advice of Tuvok. Meanwhile, while considering how long it may take to get the ship home, Janeway wonders if it may be necessary for the crew to start having children to provide the next generation of personnel.
 
Guest Cast
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Gary O'Brien (Crew Member)
Terry Correl (Crew Member)
 
Notes
Science officer Ensign Wildman is pregnant. This is the first appearance of Ensign Wildman.
 

 

"Non Sequitur"

 
Episode Number21 Ensign Harry Kim
 Ensign Harry Kim
Production Number021 
Season
Stardate49011.0 
Original Airdate9/25/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
Ensign Harry Kim is confused when he awakens to find himself on Earth - in 24th century San Francisco - working as a design specialist at Starfleet Engineering and engaged to be married to Libby. When he accesses his service records, they mysteriously indicate that he was never a crew member aboard U.S.S. Voyager.
 
Guest Cast
Louis Giambalvo (Cosimo)
Jennifer Gatti (Libby)
Jack Shearer (Admiral Strickler)
Mark Kiely (Lieutenant Lasca)
 
Notes
Ensign Kim was working on the design of the prototype runabout U.S.S. Yellowstone NX-74751.
The Doctor, Neelix, and Kes do not appear in this episode.
Non sequitur is a Latin phrase meaning "it does not follow," usually used when a conclusion does not logically follow from the facts or law, or when an action or event does not relate back to preceding events.
 

 

"Twisted"

 
Episode Number22 Janeway is caught in the distortion
 Janeway is caught in the distortion
Production Number022 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/2/1995 
 
StoryArnold Rudnick & Rick Hosek 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorKim Friedman 
 
Synopsis
A spatial distortion phenomenon occurs not only in space but inside the ship as well, changing Voyager's structural layout and completely disabling it. As Voyager is compressed and twisted by this unknown anomaly, the crew works frantically to stop it. Captain Janeway is incapacitated when she comes in contact with the strange force and soon, Neelix winds up missing. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is trapped in a maze on Deck Six and the Doctor is confined to Sandrine's Bar as the force pushes inward, closing in on them.
 
Guest Cast
Judy Geeson (Sandrine)
Tom Virtue (Lt. Walter Baxter)
Larry Hankin (Crew Member)
Terry Correl (Crew Member)
 
Notes
 

 

"Parturition"

 
Episode Number23 Neelix and Paris
 Neelix and Paris
Production Number023 
Season
Stardate49068.5 
Original Airdate10/9/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayTom Szollosi 
DirectorJonathan Frakes 
 
Synopsis
When Kes spends free time with a smitten Tom Paris, Neelix is overcome with jealousy and instigates a messy fight with the Lieutenant. In the aftermath, the Captain sends the sparring pair on a shuttle mission to an M-Class planet to replenish food supplies. When their craft encounters an interference pattern, they crash on the planet. Seeking cover from trigemic vapors, Paris and Neelix seal themselves inside a cave and then discover they have company there - an embryonic pod which hatches an alien baby, a repro-humanoid being. They must work together to sustain the newborn - and preserve each other's lives when its angry mother approaches.
 
Guest Cast
 
Notes
 

 

"Persistence of Vision"

 
Episode Number24 Kes captures the Bothan
 Kes captures the Bothan
Production Number024 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/30/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeri Taylor 
DirectorJames L. Conway 
 
Synopsis
As they ready for a first encounter with the Bothan alien species, a strange psionic field causes the Voyager crew to succumb to a delusional state and their most deeply buried thoughts to surface. During the catatonic crew member's ordeal, characters in Janeway's holonovel program become real and her fiancé Mark appears; Paris faces off with his disparaging father, the Admiral; Tuvok sees his wife, T'Pel; and Torres is seduced by Chakotay. The ship is effectively disabled and it's up to an unaffected Kes and The Doctor to block the mysterious field.
 
Guest Cast
Michael Cumpsty (Lord Burleigh)
Carolyn Seymour (Mrs. Templeton)
Stan Ivar (Mark Johnson)
Warren Munson (Admiral Owen Paris)
Lindsey Haun (Beatrice Burleigh)
Patrick Kerr (the Bothan)
Thomas Alexander Dekker (Henry Burleigh)
Marva Hicks (T'Pel)
 
Notes
Annoying MTV VJ Kennedy, a self-described "Trekker," portrays a non-descript crew member.
 

 

"Tattoo"

 
Episode Number25 Chakotay meets the Sky Spirits
 Chakotay meets the Sky Spirits
Production Number025 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/6/1995 
 
StoryLarry Brody 
TeleplayMichael Piller 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
While Chakotay leads an Away Team to drill for minerals on a moon's surface, they accidently disturb a village and encounter its defensive inhabitants - a group with Indian origins. A regretful Chakotay then experiences flashbacks of himself as a defiant 15-year-old who disappoints his father by not embracing the traditions of his tribe. Meanwhile, while tending to the pregnant Ensign Wildman, The Doctor is challenged by Kes to show more compassion for his patients. So, he programs himself with a simulated flu virus to experience the discomforts living beings can feel.
 
Guest Cast
Henry Darrow (Kolopak)
Richard Fancy (Sky Spirit Alien)
Douglas Spain (Young Chakotay)
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Richard Chaves (the Chief)
Joseph Palmas (Antonio)
 
Notes
The "Sky Spirit" aliens met Chakotay's ancestors when they visited Earth 45,000 years ago.
 

 

"Cold Fire"

 
Episode Number26 Tanis tries to corrupt Kes
 Tanis tries to corrupt Kes
Production Number026 
Season
Stardate49164.8 
Original Airdate11/13/1995 
 
StoryAnthony Williams 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorCliff Bole 
 
Synopsis
The crew is hailed by Ocampa colonists on an alien space station who, at long last, lead them to the female mate of The Caretaker, a mysterious being who may have the ability to send them home. As Tuvok tutors Kes in honing her rapidly maturing mental abilities, it's concluded that her burgeoning powers have been extremely underestimated. Tanis, a male Ocampa colonist, agrees to introduce Captain Janeway and her crew to an entity they call Suspiria, the female mate of The Caretaker. As the Voyager crew builds great hope of returning home soon, Tanis implores Kes to stay with her Ocampa people on the alien space station.
 
Guest Cast
Gary Graham (Tanis)
Lindsay Ridgeway (The Girl/Suspiria)
Norman Large (Ocampa man)
 
Notes
Suspiria helped the colonists develop technology to expand their lives past the standard 9 years for the Ocampa. Tanis is 14 years old.
Suspiria wants to destroy Voyager for killing her mate, the Caretaker.
 

 

"Maneuvers"

 
Episode Number27 Seska and Maje Culluh
 Seska and Maje Culluh
Production Number027 
Season
Stardate49208.5 
Original Airdate11/20/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
Kazon intruders board the U.S.S. Voyager and steal a transporter control module. That collateral enables their leader, Culluh, to persuade rival sects to join together to conquer the Federation ship. Surprisingly, the mastermind behind the Kazon's scheme is an advisor with Cardassian, Maquis and Starfleet tactical experience -- none other than Seska, the traitor and former intimate of Chakotay. When Chakotay learns that Seska devised the Kazon plot, he secretly sets out alone -- against protocol -- to thwart her. The Kazon are one step ahead of him and he's quickly captured and brutally interrogated. With their First Officer in the hands of the enemy, the Voyager crew braces for a dramatic showdown, but Seska has more than one trick up her sleeve.
 
Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Anthony DeLongis (Maje Culluh)
Terry Lester (Maje Haron)
John Gegunhuber (Kelat)
 
Notes
Seska has begun restoring her Cardassian appearance.
Seska informs the crew that she has extracted a sample of Chakotay's DNA and has impregnated herself.
Maje Jal Culluh is the leader (First Maje) of the Kazon-Nistrim.
Maje Jal Haron is the leader of the Kazon-Relora.
 

 

"Resistance"

 
Episode Number28 Janeway and Caylem
 Janeway and Caylem
Production Number028 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/27/1995 
 
StoryMichael J. Friedman & Kevin J. Ryan 
TeleplayLisa Klink 
DirectorRick Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
In search of precious tellerium needed to power the ship, Janeway, Tuvok, Torres and Neelix transport to an Alsaurian city occupied by the hostile Mokra. Tipped off to the Voyager crew's presence, Mokra soldiers capture Tuvok and Torres. During the commotion, Janeway is secreted away by Caylem, a local eccentric who believes she is his long lost daughter.
 
Guest Cast
Joel Grey (Caylem)
Alan Scarfe (Augris)
Tom Todoroff (Darod)
Glenn Morshower (Guard #1)
 
Notes
The Doctor and Kes do not appear in this episode.
 

 

"Prototype"

 
Episode Number29 Lt. Torres re-activates Automation Unit 3947.
 Lt. Torres re-activates Automation Unit 3947.
Production Number029 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/15/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayNicholas Corea 
DirectorJonathan Frakes 
 
Synopsis
When the crew finds a deactivated humanoid robot with an unfamiliar power source floating in space, Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres is able to repair this mysterious mechanical "man." When it comes to life, the sentient artificial lifeform, Automated Unit 3947, explains that its kind is near extinction and asks Torres to build a prototype power source for construction of more units. In accordance with the Prime Directive, Janeway forces Torres to decline the request. When 3947's Pralor homeship is located, the robot abducts her and threatens to destroy Voyager unless she constructs the prototype. Suddenly, a second alien vessel manned by nearly identical robots appears and begins attacking Voyager....
 
Guest Cast
Rick Worthy (Automated Unit 3947)
Hugh Hodgin (Automated Unit 6263/Prototype Unit 0001)
 
Notes
The power source for each unit is slightly different and the robots are unable to duplicate them.
The units were built by the Pralor and Cravic for use as soldiers. When the Pralor and Cravic finally negotiated peace, the units killed them.
 

 

"Alliances"

 
Episode Number30 Culluh doesn't like Seska's back-talk
 Culluh doesn't like Seska's back-talk
Production Number030 
Season
Stardate49337.4 
Original Airdate1/22/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeri Taylor 
DirectorLes Landau 
 
Synopsis
After Voyager is severly attacked by the Kazon and one of its crewmen killed, Chakotay appeals to Janeway to start thinking more like the Maquis. Janeway knows she must strengthen Voyager's position in the quadrant and, although it's a difficult decision and is against her beliefs and training, she agrees to take steps toward a strategic alliance with leaders of several Kazon factions. When they come together for a conference, it's eminently clear that there are no rules in this region of space. Seeking an intermediary to begin talks with the Kazon, Neelix shuttles to Sobras, a planet with a Kazon settlement. There, he makes contact with an acquaintance, Jal Tersa of the Kazon-Pommar. Meanwhile, Janeway's initial meeting with Culluh and Seska is unsuccessful but Neelix is able to befriend Mabus, a governor of the Trabe, an exiled sect and bitter enemies of the Kazon. Thinking that the Trabe have compabible goals of peaceful co-existence, Janeway forms an alliance with them -- with deadly results.
 
Guest Cast
Charles Lucia (Mabus)
Anthony De Longis (Maje Culluh)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Larry Cedar (Jal Tersa)
John Gegunhuber (Maje Sulat)
Simon Billig (Lt. Hogan)
Mirron E. Willis (Jal Rettik)
 
Notes
Crewman Jones tries to contact Seska.
The Trabe used to be a wealthy society of artists and scholars. The Kazon were used as slaves, held in camps and living in poverty and filth. 30 years ago, the Kazon finally rebelled against the Trabe, stole their technology, and drove them from their homeworld.
The First Majes of the Kazon Order are: Maje Minnis of the Kazon-Pommar, Maje Surat of the Kazon-Mostral, Maje Loran of the Kazon-Hobii, Maje Valek of the Kazon-Oglamar, and Maje Culluh of the Kazon-Nistrim. Maje Haron of the Kazon-Relora was previously killed by Culluh in the episode "Maneuvers".
Maquis Crewman Kurt Bendera died during the Kazon attack, the third to die in Kazon attacks.
 

 

"Threshold"

 
Episode Number31 The Paris and Janeway mutant creatures
 The Paris and Janeway mutant creatures
Production Number031 
Season
Stardate49373.4 
Original Airdate1/29/1996 
 
StoryMichael DeLuca 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorAlex Singer 
 
Synopsis
Lieutenant Paris makes history by becoming the first person to make a transwarp flight. But, soon after his shuttle returns from Warp Ten, he undergoes startling biochemistry changes. His cell membranes begin to degrade and, despite the Doctor's best efforts, Paris dies. Hours after the pronouncement of death, Paris is discovered breathing, his body going through accelerated mutations which leave him radically transformed into a bizarre and terrifying cross between a human and amphibian.
 
Guest Cast
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Mirron E. Willis (Jal Rettik)
 
Notes
Jonas contacts Rettik and transfers the transwarp data to him to prove that he is serious about contacting Seska.
Paris kidnaps Janeway and launches the shuttle. When the crew finds them, they are both mutated into amphibian creatures. They have also mated and produced offspring. The Doctor finds a way to eliminate the mutant DNA to return them to normal.
 

 

"Meld"

 
Episode Number32 Tuvok melds with Lon Suder
 Tuvok melds with Lon Suder
Production Number032 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/5/1996 
 
StoryMichael Sussman 
TeleplayMichael Piller 
DirectorCliff Bole 
 
Synopsis
When a crew member is murdered, Tuvok's investigation leads to another crewman, Ensign Suder, who finally admits he is the perpetrator. Vulcan instincts prohibit Tuvok from determining a logical motive for committing such a crime, so he attempts to understand the violent impulses of a criminal by performing a mind-meld on Suder. When Tuvok removes himself from duty, the Doctor must initiate treatment which removes Tuvok's emotional suppression abilities. Meanwhile, Chakotay puts Paris on report for running an illegal gambling operation and Neelix embraces his role as the ship's Morale Officer.
 
Guest Cast
Brad Dourif (Ensign Lon Suder)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Angela Dohrman (Ricky)
 
Notes
Suder killed Crewman Frank Darwin.
Suder is a Betazoid, but he has no telepathic or empathic abilities. He is even unable to sense his self.
This episode sets up Tom Paris' apparent troubles, which are resolved in "Investigations".
Suder will make another appearance in "Basics, Part I".
 

 

"Dreadnaught"

 
Episode Number33 U.S.S. Voyager engages Dreadnaught
 U.S.S. Voyager engages Dreadnaught
Production Number033 
Season
Stardate49447.0 
Original Airdate2/12/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayGary Holland 
DirectorLeVar Burton 
 
Synopsis
Voyager spots a Cardassian-designed, self-guided missile carrying a warhead capable of significant destructive force. As it travels towards Rakosan, a heavily populated planet, Torres reports that she's partly responsible for its virtually unstoppable status. When she was a Maquis, she intercepted it and changed its program to assault the Cardassians, but it later went astray and now she's the only hope in stopping it. Torres volunteers to transport to the missile's interior and reprogram it again, but before she can detonate the warhead, the onboard computer tries to destroy her first. Meanwhile, Jonas continues to transmit classified information on the mission to Seska, and Tom Paris finds it more and more difficult to fit into Starfleet's protocols.
 
Guest Cast
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Scott MacDonald (Lieutenant Rollins)
Michael Spound (Lorrum)
Dan Kern (First Minister Kellan)
 
Notes
It is assumed that the missle was pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker.
Rollins was an Ensign in the premiere, "Caretaker".
 

 

"Death Wish"

 
Episode Number34 Q#2 and Q
 Q#2 and Q
Production Number034 
Season
Stardate49301.2 
Original Airdate2/19/1996 
 
StoryShawn Piller 
TeleplayMichael Piller 
DirectorJames L. Conway 
 
Synopsis
A rebel Q escapes imprisonment from inside a comet and requests asylum aboard Voyager. Just as quickly, the well-known Q arrives to force the escaped Q back to the Continuum, the extradimensional domain in which their immortal kind exist. Meanwhile, the escaped Q proclaims that if Captain Janeway grants him sanctuary, he intends to commit suicide to end the tedium he has endured as an immortal being. Noting the dictates of Starfleet protocol, Janeway holds a hearing to consider the request for asylum. The tables are turned on Q as Federation personal preside over a trial in which he must defend the Q Continuum and the ever-logical Tuvok acts as counsel for the escaped Q. A courtroom drama ensues when Q calls himself to the witness stand along with a varied group of other people, including Commander Will Riker, whose lives were profoundly changed by Q's influence.
 
Guest Cast
Q (John De Lancie)
Q[2] (Gerrit Graham)
Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William T. Riker)
Peter Dennis (Sir Isaac Newton)
Maury Ginsberg (as himself)
 
Notes
Story writer Shawn Piller is Michael Piller's son.
 

 

"Lifesigns"

 
Episode Number35 Denara Pel and The Doctor's first date
 Denara Pel and The Doctor's first date
Production Number035 
Season
Stardate49504.3 
Original Airdate2/26/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorCliff Bole 
 
Synopsis
Voyager detects a distress call from a weakened lifeform aboard a small spacecraft and quickly beams a deathly ill Vidiian female to Sickbay. The Doctor starts treating her for advanced stages of the Phage by transferring her decaying body into stasis and creating a temporary, healthy holographic program of her being. As he becomes acquanted with the alien, a hematologist named Dr. Danara Pel, something momentous occurs -- his adaptive program allows him to experience love and romance. Lieutenant Paris continues to be insubordinate and espionage is more complicated than Jonas thought when Seska instructs him to plan an accident which will damage Voyager's warp coils.
 
Guest Cast
Susan Diol (Dr. Danara Pel)
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Michael Spound (Lorum)
Rick Gianasi (the Gigolo)
 
Notes
Danara calls The Doctor "Shmullus" -- after her favorite uncle.
Danara will appear later this season in "Resolutions".
 

 

"Investigations"

 
Episode Number36 Neelix discovers the traitor - Jonas
 Neelix discovers the traitor - Jonas
Production Number036 
Season
Stardate49485.2 
Original Airdate3/13/1996 
 
StoryJeff Schnaufer & Ed Bond 
TeleplayJeri Taylor 
DirectorLes Landau 
 
Synopsis
Neelix, a suddenly self-proclaimed journalist, hears a rumor that a fellow crew member has expressed displeasure with Starfleet and requested to leave. Soon, Tom Paris is relieved of duty to become a pilot with a Talaxian convoy -- leaving a saddened Voyager crew behind. Almost immediately, the Kazon-Nistrim and the scheming Seska attack the Talaxian fleet, kidnap Paris and attempt to coerce classified information from him. Meanwhile, Neelix suspects someone aboard Voyager has been secretly communicating with the Kazon and his sleuthing leads him directly to Paris.
 
Guest Cast
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Jerry Sroka (Laxeth)
 
Notes
Neelix begins producing and hosting a daily show called "A Briefing with Neelix."
Neelix discovers that Jonas is the real traitor and during their fight, Neelix pushes Jonas into a plasma leak, killing him.
 

 

"Deadlock"

 
Episode Number37 Ensign Kim and Baby Wildman make it to Voyager
 Ensign Kim and Baby Wildman make it to Voyager
Production Number037 
Season
Stardate49548.7 
Original Airdate3/18/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
Astounding consequences occur when Voyager, while attempting to evade pursuing Vidiian vessels, enters a plasma cloud. Before they can clear it, the engines stall, anti-matter supplies drain and proton bursts, originating from within the ship, cause heavy casualties and breach the structural integrity of the hull. When Ensign Kim and Kes disappear into a void in space, Captain Janeway discovers a duplicate Voyager with an identical crew exists in a parallel universe. While the crew feverishly attempts to contain the worst onboard disaster ever, the Doctor struggles to keep alive Ensign Wildman's newborn, half-human, half-Ktarian baby. Then Janeway discovers that although a divergence field has caused all sensor readings to double and every particle on the ship to duplicate, there is not enough antimatter to sustain both vessels. As the Vidiians close in on them, she meets the other Janeway face-to-face to determine a solution, knowing only one of the two ships can survive.
 
Guest Cast
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Bob Clendenin (Vidiian Surgeon)
Ray Proscia (Vidiian Commander)
Keythe Farley (Vidiian)
Christopher Johnston (Vidiian)
 
Notes
Ensign Kim and Ensign Wildman's baby (later named Naomi) are killed, and are replaced from the alternate Voyager.
 

 

"Innocence"

 
Episode Number38 Tuvok and the children hide from the morrok
 Tuvok and the children hide from the morrok
Production Number038 
Season
Stardate49578.2 
Original Airdate4/8/1996 
 
StoryAnthony Williams 
TeleplayLisa Klink 
DirectorJames Conway 
 
Synopsis
Tuvok and Bennet's shuttle crash lands on a sacred haven for the Drayan, an alien race which has shunned outside contact for decades. While Bennet lies dying from his injuries, three frightened Drayan children venture out from hiding. The young ones tell Tuvok that they have been abandoned by their people to die on the planet, and beg his help in saving them from imminent arrival of the "morrok" - the messenger of death. While Tuvok tries to calm the tiny trio, he cannot comprehend why a society would forsake its children. Then, during the night, two of the youngsters mysteriously disappear. Meanwhile, Janeway makes contact with the Drayan's First Prelate, Alcia, and in the course of trying to rescue Tuvok and the remaining child, there is an amazing revelation about this mysterious race.
 
Guest Cast
Marnie McPhail (First Prelate Alcia)
Tiffany Taubman (Tressa)
Sarah Rayne (Elani)
Tahj D. Mowry (Corin)
Richard Garon (Ensign Bennet)
 
Notes
 

 

"The Thaw"

 
Episode Number39 Janeway confronts
 Janeway confronts "Fear"
Production Number039 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/29/1996 
 
StoryRichard Gadas 
TeleplayMichael Piller 
DirectorMarvin Rush 
 
Synopsis
Voyager activates an automated message from members of the Kohl settlement who, years earlier, survived an environmental catastrophe by submitting themselves into artificial hibernation. When the crew transports the Kohl's hibernation pods on board, they find humanoids in deep stasis with supressed metabolic activity - but with active minds and complex sensory systems controlled by a computer. In an effort to help the Kohl people, Torres and Kim equip two pods with Starfleet technology and submit themselves into stasis. With their mental and physical activities closely monitored, they enter the environment created by the computer attached to the Kohl pods. Once there, Torres and Kim find that the humanoid's dreadful fears about recovery and survival have caused their computer program to manifest a devious, omnipotent clown - the idealization of their Fear - and a cast of other nightmarish characters. Then, the clown holds Torres and Kim hostage while making increasingly unreasonable demands of Janeway.
 
Guest Cast
Michael McKean (the Clown)
Thomas Kopache (Viorsa)
Carol Stryucken (Spectre)
Patty Maloney (the Little Woman)
Tony Carlin (the Physician)
Shannon O'Hurley (the Programmer)
 
Notes
 

 

"Tuvix"

 
Episode Number40 Tuvix
 Tuvix
Production Number040 
Season
Stardate49655.2 
Original Airdate5/6/1996 
 
StoryAndrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorJames Conway 
 
Synopsis
A bizarre occurrence causes Neelix and Tuvok, who are attempting to transport back to Voyager from an away mission, to arrive aboard ship as one. The crew is astonished when a strange but oddly familiar alien humanoid with dark speckled skin and pointy ears appears. The Doctor's bio-scanner shows that the Neelix and Tuvok's patterns have merged, causing the pair to become one entity -- Tuvix -- a humor-filled, logic-defying fusion of the two crewmen. While Tuvix assimilates and starts to become a valued member of the team, Kes struggles with the fact Neelix may not be part of her life anymore. Meanwhile, The Doctor devises a method to restore Tuvok and Neelix, except for one variable... Tuvix doesn't want to die. When the Doctor, who is programmed to follow certain ethical guidelines, cannot perform the separation, Janeway is left with a monumental decision.
 
Guest Cast
Tom Wright (Tuvix)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Bahni Turpin (Ensign Swinn)
 
Notes
 

 

"Resolutions"

 
Episode Number41 Chakotay and Kathryn
 Chakotay and Kathryn
Production Number041 
Season
Stardate49690.1 
Original Airdate5/13/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeri Taylor 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
When Janeway and Chakotay contact a deadly virus from an insect bite, the Doctor cannot find a cure. Unable to perform her duties, Janeway is forced to turn over permanent command of the ship to Tuvok and retreat with Chakotay to a small planet which shields the effects of the fatal disease. As Voyager moves out of her communication range, Captain Janeway leaves Tuvok with strict orders not to contact the Vidiians for help even though they may have more sophisticated medical technology to handle the crisis. While the ship's crew is struck with the harsh reality of abandoning their leader and first officer forever, the former Captain and Commander, alone on a strange planet, awkwardly drop protocol and begin to explore another side of their relationship.
 
Guest Cast
Susan Diol (Dr. Denara Pel)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Bahni Turpin (Ensign Swinn)
 
Notes
Tuvok contacts Vidiian scientist Denara Pel ("Lifesigns"), who arranges to deliver a cure for the virus to Voyager. Unbeknownst to Dr. Pel, the Vidiians use the opportunity to set a trap for Voyager.
 

 

"Basics, Part I"

 
Episode Number42 The crew watches as the Kazon leave with Voyager
 The crew watches as the Kazon leave with Voyager
Production Number042 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/20/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayMichael Piller 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
In an emergency message to Chakotay, Seska discloses that their newborn son has been banished by Culluh to a servant colony. Chakotay feels conflicted about rescuing the baby because he was manipulated into fatherhood by Seska. When the crew detects a distress signal from a Kazon shuttle, they transport aboard the critically injured Teirna, a former aide to Seska, who delivers the news that Culluh has killed Seska. So with Teirna restricted to secured quarters, Voyager heads on a rescue mission through the Kazon-Nistrim territory where Kazon raiders viciously attack the ship. Before long, the fierce battle is over and the Voyager crew has lost -- outwitted by their most bitter foe. Surrounded and defenseless, Captain Janeway must surrender the ship to Culluh. At his side is an alive and well Seska who taunts Chakotay with their son. The Kazon abandon the 148 members of the Voyager crew on the surface of Hanon IV, a primitive, ferocious planet. Stripped of their technology, they must use the most basic skills to survive. While they watch helplessly, their enemy lifts off the surface with their ship but, unbeknownst to the Kazon, two Starfleet crew members are stowed away on board.
 
Guest Cast
Brad Dourif (Crewman Lon Suder)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Anthony De Longis (Maje Culluh)
John Gegunhuber (Jal Teirna)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Henry Darrow (Kolopak)
Scott Haven (Kazon engineer)
 
Notes
Second season finale, Voyager's first finale that ends with a cliff hanger.
Since Tuvok's mind-meld with Suder ("Meld"), Suder has developed an interest in horticulture and has seemed to have lost his violent tendencies.
The Doctor detects that Tierna is suffering from a blood disorder, but it is actually due to the chemicals in his bloodstream that he will detonate to cause the explosion which allows the Kazon to overtake Voyager.
 

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